While effusive at times, this manual for women delivers motivational and truly energizing tips.



A highly inspirational lifestyle guide offers advice to women.

The title of this debut is somewhat misleading. The book is not purely a how-to for aspiring network marketers but rather a manual for empowering women to live life their way. In fact, network marketing itself, while always present in the background, seems secondary to Pollinger’s core message: “As women, we can have what we desire.” The author skillfully uses the guide as a platform for demonstrating how her own professional and personal lives have been enriched by deeply connecting with her feminine self. The “feminine principles” she writes about revolve around four “Seasons of Well-Being”: Discover, Awaken, Transform, and Integrate. Pollinger, a chiropractor-turned–life coach and network marketer, weaves together descriptions of each of these phases as she tells her own story, provides examples, and suggests exercises to complete. She encourages readers to become a “Queen,” an effective code for the confident, vibrant, and empowered woman. The volume consists of six chapters that largely address the emotional side of achieving success. The first chapter, “Wombspace,” unashamedly focuses on the distinct differences between men and women, making a case for the womb as the concentrated center of feminine power. The author writes that a woman’s success in virtually all aspects of life “is achieved 40 percent through what I call ‘wombset,’ 40 percent through mindset, and 20 percent through structure.” Subsequent chapters build on and expand this concept, addressing the needs to feel, be, and create. Network marketing is not overlooked. For example, Pollinger describes the daily rituals she consistently applies and the action steps she takes to triumph in her own network marketing business. A refreshingly candid chapter explores strategies for dealing with the sometimes uneasy relationship women seem to have with earning money. Still, the thrust of the book is to supply a kind of emotional safety net to women. In this regard, the author is the supreme cheerleader, intermittently gushing, egging readers on to strive, succeed, and thrive in all aspects of life. In her view, every woman has the ability to become a “network marketing queen.”

While effusive at times, this manual for women delivers motivational and truly energizing tips.

Pub Date: Jan. 17, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-5445-0640-1

Page Count: 158

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

Review Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2020

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15, 2020

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)

Pub Date: May 1, 1995

ISBN: 0-19-508629-4

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Oxford Univ.

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1995

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